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86-76, 2nd in AL West
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Rasmus rains home runs early

Colby Rasmus has now homered in each of the Astros' first three postseason games. Matt Carpenter did it with the Cardinals in 2014, but prior to that, the feat only occurred roughly once a decade.

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Chris Carter's splintering single

The Astros' first baseman breaks his bat while hitting a single in Game 2 of the ALDS. See the best images from the series. Full ALDS photo gallery

Royals rally past Astros to even series (3:00)
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Marisnick's muddy slide

The Astros' Jake Marisnick slides in to score on an RBI single from Jose Altuve in Game 1 of the ALDS. See the best images from the series. Full ALDS photo gallery

Perez gets doused mid-interview (0:57)
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Springer shines in opener

George Springer punches the air after homering in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Royals. Springer's two hits and walk helped vault the Astros to victory. See the best images from the series. Full ALDS photo gallery

Kurkjian: 'Royals had to win this game' (1:33)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

On the ropes not only in the game, but the series, the Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory to even the ALDS against the Astros at a game each. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez had sixth-inning RBIs to tie it and Ben Zobrist had the go-ahead hit in the seventh. The Royals bullpen went three scoreless innings.


Royals even ALDS series at 1

Kansas City thrilled the home crowd by scoring 4 unanswered runs, ending with a Ben Zobrist RBI single in the 7th to give the Royals the lead and a 5-4 win over Houston. Game 3 will be Sunday in Texas. Box score

Jerry Crasnick MLB Sr. Writer 

Colby Rasmus stays hot and Scott Kazmir carries a lead into the sixth inning. But the Houston bullpen can't maintain it, and the Astros fall 5-4 to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. This ALDS is tied at 1-1 heading back to Houston.

Royals take lead over Astros in 7th

After Alcides Escobar led off the inning with a triple, Ben Zobrist's RBI single gave the Royals their first lead of the series. Kansas City leads 5-4 heading into the eighth as it looks to even the ALDS series at one game apiece. Follow live

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Rasmus rattles in opener

Colby Rasmus high-fives Astros third base coach Gary Pettis after hitting a solo home run in Game 1 of the ALDS. See the best images from the series. Full ALDS photo gallery

Another Colby jack for the Astros

Another postseason game, another home run for Astros LF Colby Rasmus. His third HR of the postseason -- including the AL wild-card game -- has the Astros up 4-1 in the third. Follow live

Jerry Crasnick MLB Sr. Writer 

Scott Kazmir has "short leash" written all over him today. He posted a 6.52 ERA in September, while allowing 52 batters to reach by hit or walk in 29 innings. The Astros also have Mike Fiers available in long relief. But if Kazmir can handle KC's lefties, he greatly improves his chances of sticking around a while.

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Flashback Friday: 2005 Astros

Eight years ago on Oct. 9, Chris Burke headed to the batter's box in the 18th inning in Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS. With one swing, Burke clubbed his way into October history. 31 October moments

Springer brings in 2 to lengthen lead

With the bases loaded and one out, RF George Springer hit a bloop single into left off Royals RHP Johnny Cueto to build the Astros' lead in Game 2 of the ALDS to 3-0. Follow live

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Something about the playoffs and the Astros' Colby Rasmus are in agreement. Rasmus has not only driven in the Astros' first run in all three playoff games this postseason, he has an extra-base hit in the first six playoff games of his career, an MLB record.

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Astros at Royals in Game 2 of ALDS

Now would be a good time for Johnny Cueto to break out of his funk (6.49 ERA in last nine starts). His Royals face a one-game deficit with fellow trade-deadline acquisition Scott Kazmir trying to make it two for the Astros. Follow live

One Nacion: Carlos Correa talks about his dad's encouragement helping Correa's career. (1:29)

Jerry Crasnick MLB Sr. Writer 

A.J. Hinch met with Carlos Gomez to tell him Jake Marisnick is starting again in CF in Game 2 for Astros. "He's completely on board," Hinch said "He understands where I'm coming from." Gomez is receiving treatment for intercostal strain. Available to pinch-hit or for late inning defense today.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Sweater weather in Kansas City today for Game 2 of the Astros-Royals ALDS, with AccuWeather forecasting an optimistic high of 66 degrees. No pop-up showers predicted after last night's 49-minute rain delay. Wind blowing in from LF at about 8 mph, making a big park play even bigger.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25021st
On Base Percentage.31516th
Slugging Percentage.4372nd
Earned Run Average3.576th
Quality Starts945th

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